Bishops in Eastern Africa have expressed their solidarity with the people of God in Ethiopia amid reportedly escalating violence pitting the Federal government against the local authorities of the country’s Northernmost Tigray region.
Pope Francis says he is “following with concerns” the ongoing conflict in Ethiopia pitting the federal government against the local authorities of the country’s northernmost Tigray region.
Following tensions between Ethiopia’s Federal government and the leadership of Tigray Regional State, Catholic Bishops in the Horn of Africa nation have appealed to both parties to resolve their differences amicably, in a spirit of mutual “respect and trust.”
The apostolate of the members of the Religious Institute of Comboni Missionary Sisters among the indigenous in Ethiopia has been highlighted in a report, which Aid to the Church in Need (ACN) International published Friday, October 23.
Catholic leaders in Africa have joined the more than 140 other Christian groups’ representatives from across the world who are calling on the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the World Bank to cancel developing nations’ debts amid COVID-19 challenges.
Ahead of the Global Handwashing Day (GHD) set to be marked in the context of COVID-19 on October 15, Salesian Missions, the U.S. development arm of the Religious Institute of the Salesians of Don Bosco (SDB) has highlighted programs promoting good hygiene practices around the globe, including Africa.
Renown filmmaker Magdalena Wolnik’s new documentary, which has been selected for the 23rd Religion Today Film Festival is a fascinating story of an Ethiopian Priest who leaves the comfort of his home in the north and swims against the current in his attempt to evangelize an indigenous community in the hostile Southern part of the Horn of Africa.
Pope Francis has appointed Bishop Roberto Bergamaschi, a member of the Religious Institute of the Salesians of Don Bosco (SDB), as the Vicar Apostolic of Gambella in the Western part of Ethiopia.
The leadership of the Catholic Church in Ethiopia has reached out to the Government requesting for permanent residence permits for foreign missionaries in the country.
The decision by Sudan’s transitional government to separate religion from state after three decades of Islamic rule in Sudan marks a new era of faith in the country, a Church official told ACI Africa in an interview.
On the occasion of the Ethiopian New Year celebration marked Friday, September 11, the head of the Catholic Church in the Horn of Africa nation has appealed for dialogue to address tensions that surround the controversial construction of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) on the Blue Nile.
A Rome-based Eritrean Cleric known for his ministry with refugees and migrants crossing from North Africa to Europe has highlighted the plight of Eritrean refugees in neighboring Ethiopia who, he says, have been rejected and become “victims of exploitation, prostitution and deprivation.”
Pope Francis has expressed his awareness of the conflict over the Nile Dam project, which he follows “with particular attention” and called for dialogue between the three African nations involved.
The head of the Catholic Church in Ethiopia, Berhaneyesus Cardinal Souraphiel, has highlighted the “harmful side effects” of COVID-19 in the East African country including the loss of a Catholic Bishop and increased cases of gender-based violence (GBV).
Catholic Bishops from across Africa joined more than 110 Prelates from different parts of the world to appeal for an end to corporate abuse by multinational companies, which they say, has skyrocketed during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The leadership of the Catholic Church in Ethiopia is collaborating with some of the country’s musicians in a campaign dubbed Zim Alilim, which aims at creating awareness about the challenge of domestic violence, which has worsened in recent times because of COVID-19 lockdown.
Government officials in Burundi have asked the citizens of the East African nation “to remain calm” and to pray for the soul of their country’s President, Pierre Nkurunziza who died Monday, June 8 at the age of 55.
The head of the Catholic Church in Ethiopia has encouraged the people of God in the country to turn the challenge of staying at home amid COVID-19 into an opportunity for reflection “on the meaning of life” in the light of the “Word of God.”
On the occasion of the International Day for Street Children marked Sunday, April 12, Salesian Missions, the U.S. development arm of the Religious Institute of the Salesians of Don Bosco (SDB), joined other humanitarian and international organizations in reviewing initiatives toward street children around the globe, including Africa.
Following the demise of Bishop Angelo Moreschi of Ethiopia’s Gambella Vicariate, the first Catholic Prelate known to have died of COVID-19, an Apostolic Administrator has been appointed for the missionary ecclesiastical territory in the Western part of the country that is dependent upon the Vatican-based Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples.